Match 2: Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

The second match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Sydney Thunder and Hobart Hurricanes at the Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney on October 14. The game will begin at 9.30 AM IST (3 PM LOCAL).

 

Match 2: Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
Match 2: Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming. PC: Getty Images

In the last edition of the WBBL, Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder won five and four games, respectively, out of their 14 matches.

Squads

Sydney Thunder: Samantha Bates, Hannah Darlington, Jess Davidson, Rachael Haynes, Phoebe Litchfield, Olivia Porter, Lauren Smith, Tahlia Wilson, Tammy Beaumont, Anika Learoyd, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Chloe Tryon, Amy Jones, Corinne Hall, Belinda Vakarewa

Hobart Hurricanes: Nicola Carey, Julia Cavanough, Mignon du Preez, Maisy Gibson, Heather Graham, Ruth Johnston, Lizelle Lee, Emma Manix-Geeves, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Amy Smith, Naomi Stalenberg, Molly Strano, Rachel Trenaman, Elyse Villani, Hayley Jensen

Players to watch

Sammy Jo-Johnson: 

This talented all-rounder of Sydney Thunder plays her domestic cricket for New South Wales in Australia. She is a right-handed batter who can open the batting and bat in the middle order. Additionally, she can bowl right-arm medium pace. Apart from the WBBL, she has featured for Trent Rockets in the Hundred in the past.

Rachel Haynes: 

The captain of Sydney Thunder is a left-handed batter from Australia and one of the most experienced international cricketers in the Thunder line-up. She has featured in 84 T20Is and muscled 850 runs, including three half-centuries. Her innate ability to pace her innings well sets her apart from her peers.

Heather Graham: 

She is a right-handed middle-order batter and a right-arm seamer who can open the bowling. Representing Hobart Hurricanes in WBBL, she plays her domestic cricket for Tasmania in Australia. She also featured for Australia in one ODI in 2019.

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Nicola Carey: 

She is a left-handed middle-order batter and a right-arm speedster of Hobart Hurricanes. She is a handy all-rounder and has been playing international cricket for Australia since 2018. In her 26 T20Is, she has claimed 18 wickets at an economy of under seven runs per over.

Pitch

This will be the first match of the tournament at the venue. A fresh wicket is expected to offer plenty of assistance to the batters. Expect a high-scoring game. The bowlers will have to make good use of the new ball to get some purchase from the surface.

Weather

After a cloudy start, sunshine will return with a bit of morning rain, then become breezy. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 24 degrees Celsius. There will be a 40 percent cloud cover and a 61 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west.

Fantasy Playing XI

Amy Jones, Elyse Villani, Rachel Haynes, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Graham, Nicola Carey, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Belinda Vakarewa, Hannah Darlington, Hayley Jensen, Molly Strano

Match Details

Date: October 14, 2022

Time: 9.30 AM IST (3 PM LOCAL)

Venue: Blacktown International Sportspark, Sydney

Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)

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